Gabriel Orozco - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Zuoz

  • Artist Biography

    Gabriel Orozco

    Mexican • 1954

    Gabriel Orozco's diverse practice, which includes sculpture, photography, painting and video, is centered on the rejection of the concept of a traditional studio. Alternatively, Orozco's conceptual process involves using quotidian objects as commentary on urban society. In the widely exhibited La DS (1993), Orozco cut a Citroën DS car into thirds, eliminating the central section and reconfiguring the remaining parts.

    Another important motif in Orozco's lexicon is that of the colored ellipses. In his seminal series, Samurai Tree Invariants, the artist employs fragmented colored circles as the basis for geometric compositions, exploring the movements made by a knight on a chessboard. These not only represent Orozco's conceptual practices but illustrate his interest in both the geometric and organic world.

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Before the waiting dog


Five color coupler prints and video within printed card box.

Each print: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm); card box: 3 x 11 x 9 in. (7.6 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “Gabriel Orozco, Before the waiting dog, 1993” on a label adhered to the VHS tape.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York